Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable: A message from Mayor Craig McFarland
Arizona mayors have a major stake in ensuring all children succeed. The Roundtable is an innovative forum for helping mayors who are committed to improving education as a top priority. Solutions-oriented meetings involve mayors and their staff, school and district leaders, and partners who come together to take action and develop cohesive strategies that address local needs.
The Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable elevates the critical role mayors can play in ensuring that local education systems better prepare youth and adults for college and career success.”
Sheila Arredondo and Paul Koehler
Outreach and Engagement in Tucson
The Steps to Success Initiative is a partnership between Tucson Unified School District and the City of Tucson Office of the Mayor to re-engage students in Tucson Unified School District. Through commitment and dedication, educational staff, city officials, and community members have encouraged families and students to finish their high school education.
Roundtable members have specific local action plans to engage, inform, and ultimately activate the community in efforts to raise high school graduation and postsecondary attainment rates, in collaboration with school districts and community-based organizations.
Research & Reports
The Roundtable produces in-depth reports on the local and statewide economic and social impacts of addressing issues related to dropouts and disconnected youth.
Meet Our Mayors!
Collaborators and Other Funders
How Municipalities Support Education
March 9, 2023
Arizona Education Progress Meter
November 14, 2022
Chronic Absenteeism in Arizona
October 5, 2022
Together we can help build the workforce of tomorrow right here in Arizona.”
Mayor of Mesa and Roundtable Chair